-Katsina transports 1, 490 intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia—Official
YBTC NEWS-The Katsina State Pilgrims Welfare Board has so far transported no fewer than 1,490 intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for the 2019 Hajj.
Alhaji Badaru Bello, the board’s Public Relations Officer (PRO) made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Katsina.
He said that the pilgrims were transported to the Holy land in three flights via the Max Airline.
Bello said that the pilgrims were currently in Madinah carrying out their Hajj rites in good health condition.
According to him, the first batch of the pilgrims were on their way to Makkah to perform lesser Hajj in preparatory to perform hajj exercise.
He said that the airlift of the pilgrims was moving smoothly as planned and called on the pilgrims to desist from acts capable of denting the image of the state and the country at large.
NAN reports that over 3,000 intending pilgrims from Katsina State are expected to perform the 2019 Hajj in Saudi Arabia.
Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam to be performed by every wealthy Muslim once in a lifetime in the Holy land.